Good psychotherapy offers you a context in which to deepen your understanding of yourself, your relationships and your difficulties, with the hope of living more fully.
This is a Humanistic approach to psychotherapy. It is more concerned with your growth as an individual and as a member of the groups you live in, rather than simply solution-focused. However, you may hope to:
- Be clearer about who you are & how you feel
- Explore & develop how you express yourself
- Be more at ease with yourself and with others
- Feel less anxious, overwhelmed or stressed
- Release stress which is held in the body
- Feel more present, embodied, vibrant and alive
- Develop a stronger, more secure sense of yourself
- Become aware of unconscious beliefs and usefully challenge them
- Explore how you relate to others, as well as to yourself
- Make a deeper connection with what is meaningful in your life
Psychotherapy is a personal journey and a unique process, according to individual history and experience.
Once you have begun your Psychotherapy, we will decide together which approaches best support your individual process. This may change over time.
I am experienced in a combination of approaches which I can draw on in support of your unfolding process. These might be:
- Talking psychotherapy, taking account of current neuroscientific research
- Gestalt approaches for “coming to your senses”
- Attention to sensation and somatic symptoms
- Imagery and the creative imagination, including reflections from Jungian approaches
- Expressive & creative arts, using a range of materials
- Body Psychotherapy, including exploration of breathing, posture and behaviour, and how these impact on internal experience as well as reveal unconscious processes
- Techniques which invite the release of deeply held stress
- Meditation practice and relaxation techniques
- Biodynamic Massage : a simple, semi-clothed holding & light pressure which invites freeing & balancing of energy to help you contact your emotional & energetic self
All of the above takes place as a joint exploration, within the context of a therapeutic relationship. This is an important part in our work together.
Deeper awareness of your experience of yourself & your experience of others, as it unfolds, can bring a greater fulfillment to your life Here and Now.